Southern Illinois vs New Orleans

S. Illinois 72, New Orleans 55

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jeff Early obliterated his previous career best with 27 points as the Salukis took a 72-55 victory from New Orleans Monday night in a nonconference affair.

Early, whose previous high was 18 points, made 11 of 16 shots and pulled down 12 rebounds - also a career high.

Desmar Jackson joined Early in double figures with 17 points.

The win was the first for new Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson.

The Salukis (1-0) opened on an 11-0 scoring run, and led 26-6 nine minutes in.

Southern Illinois won despite making 1 of 8 3-point tries. The Salukis shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, and dominated on the glass with a 36-18 rebounding advantage.

Cory Dixon paced New Orleans (1-1) with 15 points. The Privateers shot 35.4 percent (17 of 48), including just 8.3 percent (1 of 12) from beyond the arc.

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Scoreboard
Southern Illinois (1-0) «423072
New Orleans (1-1)262955

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Southern Illinois Salukis
A. Bryer, F214-40-02048
K. Brown-Surles, G362-42-23536
J. Early, G3111-165-7121327
T. Lindsay, G290-20-05210
D. Jackson, G245-137-862517
A. Beane, Jr.242-80-02115
D. Drinkard172-50-04144
J. Pendleton91-20-01112
J. Swan91-11-11133
C. Long00-00-00000
Totals 28-5515-1843142572
 50.9%83.3% 
New Orleans Privateers
L. Cook, F324-71-21009
E. Denard, F91-23-51035
C. Blake, G253-94-530110
R. Nelson, G241-52-43644
T. McPhearson, G231-30-12012
C. Dixon265-85-1030215
M. Banchy181-30-00033
E. Ganapamo141-53-41015
I. Mack130-40-00110
K. Hill70-12-24022
D. Williams60-10-00100
M. County30-00-00000
Totals 17-4820-332581855
 35.4%60.6% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Loyola-Chi.8-1018-14182
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Bradley7-1113-20220
Evansville6-1216-17188
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Drake5-137-24314

Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315
 
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BUF 68 Final
FSU 95
NDST 61 Final
IND 87
MONM 57 Final
ND 84
NFLA 66 Final
MEMP 81
IUPU 54 Final
MICH 91
NAU 54 Final
UNLV 92
WVU 50 Final
GONZ 84